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Friday 5 February 2016 Friday 5 February 2016

News: 1. YPG: We will not remain silent against attacks of Turkish state on Rojava. Hawar News Agency, 31/01/2016 The General Command of People’s Defense Forces (YPG) has released a statement reporting... Read more

Thursday 4 February 2016 Thursday 4 February 2016

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Photos of the humanitarian aid convoy which includes about 30 trucks carrying children clothing, food and other materials, which entered the al-Wa’er neighborhood... Read more

Wednesday 3 February 2015 Wednesday 3 February 2015

UN suspends Syria peace talks until end of February … Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: After more than 500 airstrikes on the northern countryside of Aleppo, the regime forces break the siege... Read more

EU can no more remain silent on the practices in Kurdish towns EU can no more remain silent on the practices in Kurdish towns

ANF: Harms: EU can no more remain silent on the practices in Kurdish towns MEP Rebecca Harms said the Turkish government’s practices in the Kurdish region were unacceptable and constituted a huge... Read more

Tuesday 2 February 2016 Tuesday 2 February 2016

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:  Photo RifDimashq Province: pictures by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights SOHR, showing the destruction caused by the renewed and constant shelling by the... Read more

Monday 1 February 2016 Monday 1 February 2016

Songlines: Songs of the Syrian refugees Posted on January 27th, 2016 In a place where freedom of speech easily gets you arrested, refugees have daringly turned to music and poetry in order to express... Read more

UN High Commissioner urges Turkey to respect fundamental rights UN High Commissioner urges Turkey to respect fundamental rights

ANF: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Monday urged the Turkish authorities to respect the fundamental rights of civilians in its security operations. UN High Commissioner... Read more

Sunday 31 January 2016 Sunday 31 January 2016

Salim al-Muslat, spokesman for the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), the main Syrian opposition group at the Geneva peace talks, attends a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, January 31, 2016. REUTERS/Denis... Read more

Saturday 30 January 2016 Saturday 30 January 2016

ANF: YPG: We will no more remain silent on Turkey’s violation of Rojava border   The General Command of People’s Defense Forces (YPG) has released a statement reporting ongoing violations... Read more

Friday 29 January 2016 Friday 29 January 2016

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Regime’s Helicopters target Darayya and Muadamiyat al-Sham by about 80 barrel bomb and clashes in the Eastern and Western Ghouta Rif Dimashq Province:  A man from... Read more

Appeal to Staffan de Mistura Appeal to Staffan de Mistura

Kurdish Political Party – PYD is an essential addition to the Geneva 3 talks, and must have a seat at the Table now. The Kurds under the leadership of their political party – PYD, which represents... Read more

Thursday 28 January 2016 Thursday 28 January 2016

ANF: Geneva-3 Conference due to start tomorrow postponed once again The Geneva-3 Conference aimed to find a political solution to the conflict in Syria has been postponed once again. Democratic Syrian... Read more

Wednesday 27 June 2016 Wednesday 27 June 2016

Syrian refugees stand in line as they wait for aid packages at Al Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, January 20, 2016. REUTERS/ Muhammad Hamed Syrian Observatory... Read more

Tuesday 26 January 2016 Tuesday 26 January 2016

ANF: Democratic Syrian Assembly invited to Geneva-3 Conference The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, has invited the Democratic Syrian Assembly, the largest component of which... Read more

Monday 25 January 2016 Monday 25 January 2016

ANF: Kobanê celebrates the first anniversary of liberation on Mishtenûr Hill Kobanê Democratic Autonomous Administration has organised a celebration to mark the first anniversary of liberation of the... Read more

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Friday 5 February 2016 Friday 5 February 2016

News: 1. YPG: We will not remain silent against attacks of Turkish state on Rojava. Hawar News Agency, 31/01/2016 The General Command of People’s Defense Forces (YPG) has released a statement reporting... Read more

Appeal to Staffan de Mistura Appeal to Staffan de Mistura

Kurdish Political Party – PYD is an essential addition to the Geneva 3 talks, and must have a seat at the Table now. The Kurds under the leadership of their political party – PYD, which represents... Read more

Thursday 21 January 2016 Thursday 21 January 2016

A man carries an elderly woman to safety after an airstrike destroyed their apartment block in the neighborhood of Bustan al Qasr in Aleppo, Syria, on Monday, August 6, 2012 which killed at least eight... Read more

Could you please help to get a bus for Kobane? Could you please help to get a bus for Kobane?

Donate money for a school bus for children in the ISIS-destroyed city of Kobane. This is a charitable organization in the Netherlands. The crowdfunding project is at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/school-bus-for-kobane-25-000-in-25-days–2/x/12937533#/ The... Read more

Everyone has their own version of what is happening in Syria Everyone has their own version of what is happening in Syria

This is my personal view – in brief,  Sheila Mosley – SKS co-chair: 6.5 million people internally displaced, 4 million registered refugees, almost 200,000 killed (conservative figures) –... Read more

Petitioning Amnesty International UK Amnesty UK and 3 others Petitioning Amnesty International UK Amnesty UK and 3 others

Change.org: Amnesty International must remove Arab Nationalist Lama Fakih reporting about Kurdistan “When it comes to any information about KURDS, Never believe to a Turk, Arab or Persian due... Read more

Letter from Abdalla Kurdi, father of Alan Kurdi Letter from Abdalla Kurdi, father of Alan Kurdi

Dear friends,  There is very good information about the situation in Syria and more generally in the Near East.  The region is involved in a local and international power struggle. Our Syrian homeland... Read more

Response from PYD to Amnesty International Report Response from PYD to Amnesty International Report

A statement to the world public opinion – 7 September 2015 The report issued by Amnesty International on Monday and despite its methodology, it was mixed with a lot of inaccurate outcomes; For the... Read more

Vigil for Kobane 31 July 2015, London Vigil for Kobane 31 July 2015, London

An evening vigil will be held for the 300+ innocent civilians massacred by disguised ISIS fighters last month, Thursday 25th June to be exact. It will also be a vigil for the hundreds of thousands who... Read more

In Solidarity with Kurdish People In Solidarity with Kurdish People

Jordan Matson, Macer Gifford and Jac Holmes will be coming to Nottingham, on Wednesday the 29th July 2015. They are international volunteers for the Peoples Protection Units(YPG), the Kurdish group who... Read more

Wednesday 22 July 2015 Wednesday 22 July 2015

ANF: Turkey and Kurdistan stand up for revolutionary martyrs Suruç Massacre protests continue across Turkey and Kurdistan. Protestors emphasize the collaboration between AKP and ISIS, and bring the state... Read more

Monday 6 July 2015 Monday 6 July 2015

ANF: Second phase begins in rebuilding of Kobanê Kobanê Rebuilding Coordination Member Abdurrahman Hemo stated that works for the reconstruction were continuing and that the basic needs of the city... Read more

Turkey: Kurdish HDP has 80 seats in Parliament Turkey: Kurdish HDP has 80 seats in Parliament

from Jiyar Gol ANF: HDP achieves 13.1 % of votes, 6 million voters, 80 deputies Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has demolished the 10 percent election threshold in Turkey and North Kurdistan, getting... Read more

Nudem Durak in prison for 10 years for singing songs in Kurdish Nudem Durak in prison for 10 years for singing songs in Kurdish

Al Jazeera has published a video about the Kurdish singer Nûdem Durak. The singer’s future is uncertain, because the Turkish government allegedly has convicted her to 10.5 years imprisonment for “promoting... Read more

Free Silhan Ozcelik Free Silhan Ozcelik

Güney Yildiz @guneyyildiz Court refused bail request for Shilan (Silhan) Ozcelik. And the case adjourned until September, and then November 16 2015 : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shilan_Ozcelik … History: Press... Read more

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Reports

Wednesday 3 February 2015 Wednesday 3 February 2015

UN suspends Syria peace talks until end of February … Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: After more than 500 airstrikes on the northern countryside of Aleppo, the regime forces break the siege of Nubl and al-Zahra’a The regime forces and militiamen loyal to them from Syrian, Arab and Asian nationalities, NDF and the other gunmen loyal... [Read more of this review]

Everyone has their own version of what is happening in Syria Everyone has their own version of what is happening in Syria

This is my personal view – in brief,  Sheila Mosley – SKS co-chair: 6.5 million people internally displaced, 4 million registered refugees, almost 200,000 killed (conservative figures) – human lives forever changed, and wrecked by the conflict and the lack of political will to come to a resolution. Pre-March 2011, the President of Syria,... [Read more of this review]

Inside The Advocacy Group That Keeps Track Of Syria’s War Casualties Inside The Advocacy Group That Keeps Track Of Syria’s War Casualties

Updated: 05/08/2015: More than three years into Syria’s devastating civil war, information about the harrowing costs of violence in the country is getting harder and harder to come by. After a wave of killings and kidnappings, many international journalists, aid workers and diplomats have left the country. In January, the United Nations stopped... [Read more of this review]

Democratic Syria Assembly – MSD Democratic Syria Assembly – MSD

ANF: Final resolution of the Democratic Syria Congress released – 10 December 2015: Final resolution of the Democratic Syria Congress seeking a resolution to the crisis in Syria has been released. The Congress on 8-9 December was held in Rojava’s Derîk city under the slogan “Towards building of a free and democratic Syria”, and participated... [Read more of this review]

Statement of the International Syria Support Group  Vienna, Austria, 14 November 2015 Statement of the International Syria Support Group Vienna, Austria, 14 November 2015

UN: Note to Correspondents: Statement of the International Syria Support Group: Vienna, Austria, 14 November 2015 Meeting in Vienna on November 14, 2015 as the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), the Arab League, China, Egypt, the EU, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab... [Read more of this review]

Response from PYD to Amnesty International Report Response from PYD to Amnesty International Report

A statement to the world public opinion – 7 September 2015 The report issued by Amnesty International on Monday and despite its methodology, it was mixed with a lot of inaccurate outcomes; For the sake of constant interaction with all legal and humanitarian organizations we believe that it is important to clarify this matter to the world public... [Read more of this review]

Note: Biden: Turks, Saudis, UAE funded and armed Al Nusra and Al Qaeda Note: Biden: Turks, Saudis, UAE funded and armed Al Nusra and Al Qaeda

Posted October 4, 2014 Update: The White House on Saturday said Vice President Joe Biden “apologized for any implication that Turkey or other allies and partners in the region had intentionally supplied or facilitated the growth of ISIL (IS, ISIS) or other violent extremists in Syria.”  The operative word here is “intentionally” – please... [Read more of this review]

The Project of a Democratic Syria The Project of a Democratic Syria

 Tev-Dem (Tevgera Civaka Demokratîk /Movement for a Democratic Society, Rojava/Northern Syria) Qamishlo, February 16, 2015 Syria has entered a state of chaos, in which violence and counter violence, backed by power centers that benefit from it, prevail. Its scenarios surpass the potential of people to understand, let alone challenge. If current... [Read more of this review]

Monday 16 March 2015 Monday 16 March 2015

Remembering that the chemical gasses that killed 5.000 Kurdish people in Halabja on 16 March 1988 were sold to the Iraqi Government for profit that went into someone’s pocket. Thinking about the Kurdish loss today, and the global economy that is fuelled by arms sales between individuals and Governments. Thinking of the money involved in Syria,... [Read more of this review]

Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria

Vasiliki Scurfield said: I would like to start by taking this opportunity to thank the Kurdish people from the Rojava region for looking after my son and honouring him and for their support in his repatriation and the financial assistance they’re giving us for this. I’d also like to thank the people from the Kurdish region of Iraq and particularly... [Read more of this review]

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